Mathura Train Accident - Goa Express Rammed into Mewar Express

Goa Express from Vasco and Mewar Express from Udaipur were about to reach Hazrat Nizamuddin station on their way to Delhi on 21st October 2009. Apparently, Mewar Express had halted on its track near Mathura when Goa Express moving on the same track rammed into the last bogey of Mewar Express. Unbelievable but true. Innocent passengers, who perhaps were on their way back after Diwali vacation, had to suffer. For no fault of theirs, they are in pain, physical and mental.

Now what? Inquiries? Blame game? Politics? It will continue for a while and the news about the accident will fade away in a few weeks (or days). Only those unfortunate victims of the train accident will have the shock engraved in their minds. When are we going to be serious about safety issues? Two trains on the same track at the same time? It is such a shame. The same railway authorities that make us proud by helping thousands of passengers reach their destination every single day, make us feel ashamed of them with such carelessness. I think they 'realize' that they must do something about such fatal accidents. The question is - are they really doing something about it?